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Around the Papers & in the News

I’ve been perusing newspapers online and found some articles worthy of sharing:

  1. At Struggling School, Pride Displaces Failure


Published: July 20, 2008

Rising test scores highlight a year of ambitious change at the beleaguered Newton Street School in Newark.

  1. At This Summer School, Those Who Teach, Learn


Published: July 29, 2008

The Scarsdale Teachers Institute is one of the most extensive teacher-development programs in the New York area, with more than 120 teachers enrolled this summer.

  1. Bilingual ruling on education both praised and criticized

Rights advocate says it offers hope; state officials consider appeal

By GARY SCHARRER Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau

July 28, 2008

  1. Doubts Linger on Pre-K-8 Strategy

Schools Chancellor Pushes Program as Part of D.C. Reform

By Bill Turque

Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 22, 2008; Page B01

  1. Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?


Published: July 27, 2008

Is the Internet the enemy of reading, or has it created a new kind of reading, one that society should not discount?

  1. Schoolgirls’ math skills now measure up to boys’

By LIBBY QUAID – 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen years after Barbie dolls declared, “Math class is tough!” girls are proving that when it comes to math they are just as tough as boys.

  1. The Odd World of E-School Teachers

Distance From Students Alters Exchange of Ideas

By Ian Shapira

Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, July 25, 2008; Page A01

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